Thursday, July 30, 2009
I also finished the fourth baby hat:That's it for today. I'll try to pop in for a blog post while on vacation, but no promises there. See you all when I get back!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Anyways, here is what I knit on last night:Sorry the picture is blown out. Still need to play around with the settings on this new point and shoot camera.
That's it for today. I feel very rested now, and I'm off to ride my bike in to work and see how the kids are doing today. Knowing them, they'll be fine and will probably be back to talking about Starcraft again.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Anyways, they're addicting and I'm sure there will be more to come! I'd like to send DF's niece a nice big package of hats for this winter, since it will be cool and the baby needs some knitwear! :oP
Monday, July 27, 2009
And he got me:It's sideways, I know. I forgot to rotate it. But he got me a sheep teddy bear from Starbucks. He hit my love of wool and my love of coffee all in one gift!
And it's soft :o)
Happy, anniversary, DF! Here's to many years to come!
And I will get your Galaga sweater knit sometime assuming I can ever finish charting it :oP (and for those who have just gasped in horror that I'm making a sweater before we're married...I have made him 2 already. Why he didn't end the relationship after the first one, I'll never know :oP )
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
This is about where I stand on it right now. I'm a little farther along than this picture shows, but I'm lazy and don't want to get the camera out again for a new shot.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
After the crawl in Dongdaemun, we headed to Myeongdong to Banul Knits. Banul was nice, but it was much pricier than Dongdaemun for sure. Since I had pretty much already blown my budget for the day, I just picked up one ball of Austerman Step sock yarn:After Banul, our last stop of the day was Insadong and My Knits Studio. I ended up going a little crazy in this store because of their huge selection of knitting books in English. I only picked up one, but I also found the KnitPro needles in the bigger sizes I needed to complete my collection of the Harmony wood needles. So here's the haul from My Knits:Dumbledore Sock yarn. I agonized over which of the three characters to pick up, but since that evening I was going to see HBP, I chose Dumbledore. These socks will be known as the Dumbledore is dead socks.The KnitPro needles. Last, but not least, I grabbed this book as soon as I saw it:Been wanting this book ever since I heard that Cookie A was coming out with it. Wonderful layout. Can't wait to read it in detail and pick out the first pattern to make out of it.
I picked up a few other accessory things, but since as of this point I may have caused your computer to freak out, I think I'll call it quits for today. Updates on knitting projects tomorrow!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
That's it for today. Hopefully more progress of knitting and spinning tomorrow!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
But without further complaining, here is the lovely motif progress:It's now over 8 inches long. Cross your fingers and hope the knitting muses are on my side for once! :oP
The pattern for those who want to know is the Greenwood Cabled Vest and the pattern can be bought here if you clicky.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Since I didn't ply anymore last night, I worked on mom's cabled diamond vest. Here's the current state of the diamond motifs:I'm really pleased with how this is turning out. Hopefully I'll make some good progress on it this evening when I get home and can't spin for the Tour!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I also cast on for a garter stitch scarf. I don't know why I was craving simplicity like that, but I certainly was. Anyways, no pictures today. Hopefully I'll have something to show tomorrow!
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Anyways, so to sum up, I didn't get the 6th cop completely spun up yesterday. I did get this much spun before going to bed:I rather enjoyed the green too. It's just so different from the purple in color that I almost forget that I'm spinning part of the same fleece. Anyways, that's it for today. It's actually sunny right now, so I get to ride my bike to work for the first day this week!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Day 5 and counting!
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
There was no knitting last night. Maybe there will be some today, but I'm not sure considering I'm spinning like a mad woman. I can't believe I'm almost finished with the purple fleece already. I think I will continue on with the green and blue fleece once I finish this. It'd be really nice to be able to finish all the singles for this project by the end of the tour!
Knit and spin on...
Monday, July 06, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Knit or spin on...
Friday, July 03, 2009
Body (Make 2)
CO 10 stitches
Row 1: KFB, k to last stitch, KFB
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl
Rows 5, 7, and 9: Repeat row 1
Rows 10-26: Work in plain stockinette stitch
Row 27: KFB, KFB, k to last 2 stitches, KFB, KFB
Row 29 and row 31: repeat row 27
Continue in stockinette until body measures 6 inches, or desired length
Divide for legs:
Next row: KFB, K13, Bind off 4, K13, KFB. Place first 15 stitches on a holder and only work 1 leg at a time.
Work each leg in stockinette until it measures 2.5 inches.
Next row: K1, K2Tog, k to last 3 stitches, K2Tog, K1
Repeat this decrease on all right side rows until 9 stitches remain. Bind Off and join yarn to 15 stitches on holder and repeat for leg 2.
Arms (Make 4: Note that the decreases at the end of the work will be the tops of the arms when sewing body together)
CO 7 stitches
Row 1: KFB, k to last stitch, KFB
Row 2 and all even: Purl
Row 3: Repeat row 1
Row 4-28: work in stockinette
Row 29: K1, K2tog, k to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Continue decreasing this way until 5 stitches remain. Bind off.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
I decided to participate in the Tour De Fleece this year since I have accumulated quite a lot of fleece and roving to spin on my drop spindles over here. The most recent aquisition was the custom-dyed fleece I ordered from FatCatKnits' Etsy shop. It's lovely shades of purples, blues, and greens, and the eventual hope is that it will become an awesome, warm, handspun winter coat.
My Tour goal is to spin all the purple into singles. I'm spinning it all into singles first and then I'll be playing with different plying methods to get the effect that I want out of the color transitions. Anyways, here is what I'll be working on for the next month:Now this is fleece, not roving or top, so that means I have to prep it. To do this, I made makeshift wool combs out of four dollar store metal hair combs I found:Surprisingly, they work great. Here's a couple of finished bird's nests of top that I combed:And finally, I'll be riding my super fast Golding for the race:On your mark, get set....
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
I have half of the rag doll knit and the other half should be done today if I have time to knit during the day any at school. So, pattern should be here tomorrow!